October 2, 2008 RSS feed / Local & State

County Conducts Routine Business

Anticipated gypsy moth spraying to decrease in 2009

The Fulton County commissioners were updated Tuesday on the progress of the proposed residential spraying program to combat gypsy moths during 2009. More...

Dining Hall To Be Upgraded At Camp Sinoquipe

Camp Sinoquipe is located in the Tuscarora Mountains of Fulton County, Pa., and has been operated by the Mason-Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America since 1946. It serves Scouts and Scouters primarily from a four-state region. More...

County Parks & Rec Commission Sponsors Photo Contest

Cash prizes; winning photograph to be turned into mural

The Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission announced last week photograph entries are currently being accepted from Fulton County residents in conjunction with the creation of a community art room. More...

Senate Confirms 3 Pa. Judges

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed three judges to the federal bench in eastern Pennsylvania. Mitchell Goldberg, Darnell Jones II and Joel Slomsky fill positions that were vacated because of retirements. More...

Pa. Skeletons Likely Odd Fellows Relics

COCHRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Decades-old skeletal remains found in the abandoned stairwell of a home in northwestern Pennsylvania likely belonged to a fraternal lodge that once occupied the property, a coroner said. More...

Pa. Man Charged With Theft For Bank Deposit Error

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - An Altoona man is being charged with theft after not returning more than $280,000 mistakenly deposited into his bank account. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Michael Paul Gearhart, 28, Chambersburg, and Jennifer Sue Edwards, 29, Big Cove Tannery. More...

SC Man Accused Of Buying Gun Used To Kill Officer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say a man has been arraigned in federal court in South Carolina on a charge of illegally purchasing the handgun used to kill a Philadelphia police officer this week. More...

Attend Leadership Conference

Pictured, above, left are Brittany Parson, Jordan Smith and Hannah Ott, who recently attended a leadership conference in Washington, D.C. More...

Pa. Court Says Judge Can't Refuse Her Pay Raise

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's highest court has ruled that an appellate court judge cannot refuse her 11 percent pay raise. More...

Engagement

Brown and Kathy Cutchall would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Katie Jo Cutchall to James Richard Miller III. The future bride is the daughter Brown and Kathy Cutchall of Hustontown and Janis Cutchall of Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Birth Announced

Sadie Creager would like to announce the birth of her baby brother, Landen James, on Thursday, June 26, at 11:57 a.m. He was born at Harrisburg Pinnacle Hospital weighing 8 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long. More...

2 Jump From Burning Building; 1 Dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Arson is blamed for a fire that killed a woman and injured a man in Philadelphia. The woman jumped from a burning second-story apartment to escape the fire that broke out around 1 a.m. Thursday. More...

Bike Ride Commemorates 9/11

Former McConnellsburg resident Pete Seville pauses alongside the Vietnam Memorial Statue on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., after completing a bike ride from Greencastle where he now resides to commemorate the seventh anniversary of 9/11. More...

Turnpike Union Wrongly Claimed Dues

PITTSBUR GH (AP) - A federal judge in Pittsburgh says the Pennsylvania Turnpike workers union wrongly withheld more dues than necessary from seven workers who quit the union. The workers all quit Teamsters Local No. 250 in 2005. More...

Tiny Borough Fighting Over Philanthropist's Estate

EXPORT, Pa. (AP) - A small community in western Pennsylvania stands to benefit from a multimillion dollar gift - if only officials can stop fighting over it. Philanthropist J.M. Hall Jr. left about $3.6 million to the tiny borough of Export. More...

Feds: Judge Should Ax Muslim Scientist's Suit

PITTSBURGH (AP)- A federal judge does not have the jurisdiction to second-guess security clearance decisions and should throw out a lawsuit by a Muslim scientist who claims he wrongly lost his clearance - and his job - at a nuclear warship plant More...

Focus Less On The S.A.T., Study Tells Colleges

Exams tied to school curricula may be a viable alternative for admissions assessment, a year-long study says

Colleges need to rethink their heavy reliance on students' SAT and ACT scores in deciding who gets in. That's a key conclusion drawn by a group of high school counselors and college officials after a year-long study of admissions testing. More...

FCMC Foundation Names Board Chair

The board of directors of Fulton County Medical Center is pleased to announce the formation of the FCMC Foundation. The foundation has been established to support health and wellness in the community. More...

Shuster Explains "NO" Vote On $700 Billion Bailout

Congressman Shuster has released the following statement on the House version of the "Economic Stabilization Act:" "My primary responsibility has always been to protect the interests of the people who entrust me to represent them in Congress. More...

Needmore Fireman's Festival Next Saturday

Company unveils new equipment facility

Area residents will have plenty to take in next Saturday when the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. unveils its newly constructed equipment building as part of their annual fireman's festival. More...

Phila. Cannot Enact Tougher Gun Laws

State Appeals Court rules:

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) - Philadelphia officials cannot enact gun laws tougher than Pennsylvania's law, a state appeals court ruled Friday in throwing out city ordinances that included limiting gun purchases to one a month and banning assaul More...

Central Pa. Parents Sow Safety Into Farm Culture

DICKINSON, Pa. (AP) - Mary and Michael Kutz, who run a dairy farm in Cumberland County, have their teenage children help with farm chores. It comes with the territory as part of the culture of family farms, according to agriculture experts. More...

Don't Get Rattled by Wall Street's Bumpy Road

In the investment world, these are no ordinary times. Consider the following: On Sept. 15, the Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 500 points - the biggest point drop since the September 2001 terrorist attacks. More...

Annual PeQAP Sponsored Angel Food Cake Contest

Did you see all those angel food cakes at the Fulton County Fair in August? Our own hometown bakers created those special cakes for competition in the annual Angel Food Cake Contest. More...

Seniors Tour Bedford

Seniors from the Warfordsburg Senior Center travelled to Bedford recently. They enjoyed the morning touring Old Bedford Village. More...

Ex-Pa. Lawmaker's Sister Fired From Teaching Job

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) - A former Pennsylvania lawmaker's sister, who pleaded no contest to lying to a grand jury, has been fired from her job as kindergarten teacher. The Ellwood City school board fired Ann Bartolomeo on Wednesday. More...

Pa. Lawsuit Alleges Price- Fixing By Egg Producers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A New York restaurant has filed a potential class-action suit over alleged pricefixing in the egg industry, days after the Justice Department confirmed a related probe. More...

Philly-Area Workers Like The 4-Day Work Week

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) - Adriane Livers makes sure her boss has as close to a glitch-free work life as humanly possible. More...

SFHS To Present "The Sound Of Music"

Southern Fulton High School is preparing for its fall 2008 musical Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music." The Von Trapp children are played by the following students pictured left: Shaye Smartt, Noah Smartt, Hannah Williams, Carissa Gordon More...

DC-Area Man Dies During Pittsburgh Rowing Race

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 79-yearold man who tumbled from his row boat during the 22nd Annual Head of the Ohio regatta in Pittsburgh has died of natural causes. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner says Stuart Law of Washington, D.C. More...

Dry, Cool Weather To Lead To Smaller Pumpkins

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - This news might strike a gourd with pumpkins lovers. Pumpkins grown in Pennsylvania are expected to be smaller in size this fall, due to dry, cool weather across the state in late July and August. More...

Pa. Man Accused Of Fathering Sixth- Grader's Child

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man is in jail after a DNA test found he almost certainly fathered a sixth-grader's child. More...

Wild West Artifact Sales Net $1.7M For Pa. Capital

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Harrisburg City Council leaders say they're unimpressed by the amount of money raised so far from sales of artifacts intended for a Wild West museum that never got off the ground. More...

Mosebeys Enjoy Fishing Trip

Recently Bill and Carolyn Mosebey of Enid went on a hunting and fishing expedition to Black Bear Lake in nor thcentral Saskatchewan. The bear hunting did not produce a kill, but the fishing for northern pike was quite exciting. More...

Palin Talks With Military Moms At Philly Shop

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin met Sunday with a group of military mothers at a downtown eatery, the third day of a swing through this Democratic stronghold. More...

Fish Die After Creek Runs Dry In Eastern Pa.

TATAMY, Pa. (AP) - State environmental officials say quarry pumps may be the cause of a major fish kill in an eastern Pennsylvania creek. More...